Physical Therapy

Kimberly Poehlmann receives her hood from associate professor Scott Stackhouse.

Jan 18, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

At DPT Commencement, Celebration of a Profession with Many Jobs

While physical therapists are well-known to help patients recovering from a car accident, sports injury, or recent stroke, they often take on work beyond these traditional roles. That could mean studying better methods to diagnose a patient’s level of consciousness, making the difference between...

Jan 18, 2016 Denise Henhoeffer

2016 DPT Commencement
Doctor of Physical Therapy students work with a runner from Back on My Feet at a 2014 clinic.

Nov 5, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Eckenrode, PT Students Run Another Lap with Back on My Feet

Dr. Brian Eckenrode ’97, ’99M, PT, DPT, OCS, and physical therapy students will again collaborate with runners from Back on My Feet, a national nonprofit that uses running to empower and support those experiencing homelessness, to provide pro bono running injury analysis to several runners from the...

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Oct 8, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Arcadia DPT Is PT Blog’s Program of the Week

In September, Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program was named DPT program of the week in the newsletter for Evidence in Motion (EIM), an educational institution providing postgraduate and continuing education programs for physical therapists. “The best part of Arcadia’s PT program is the...

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Mangione Publishes Articles in ‘Physical Therapy’

Dr. Kathleen Mangione published two articles in Physical Therapy, recently. The first, “Rethinking Hospital-Associated Deconditioning: Proposed Paradigm Shift,” details the dangers of stigmatizing and not addressing the declining physical functionality in older adults. The second, “Progressive...

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Sep 18, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Sept. 24 Event to Help Runners Avoid Pain

Runners of all ages and abilities are invited to attend “Running from Pain: Inevitable or Avoidable?” on Thursday, Sept. 24. The event, run in conjunction with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, is scheduled from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m on Arcadia's campus. Led by Brian...

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Sep 14, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Eckenrode and Stackhouse Publish Manuscript in the International Journal of Sports and Physical Therapy

Drs. Brian Eckenrode and Scott Stackhouse published a case report in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy detailing the effects the effects of noxious electrical stimulation on the pain threshold of a runner with achilles tendinopathy. “Improved Pressure Pain Thresholds and Function...

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Sep 14, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Eckenrode and DPT Students Volunteer in Philadelphia Schools

Dr. Brian Eckenrode, assistant professor of physical therapy, volunteered at the Athlete Health Organization screening of Philadelphia middle school and high school students on June 6 along with DPT students Charles Kim, Junsik Yoon, and Jeff Turner from the Class of 2016. This free event provided...

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Sep 14, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Miller Presents at Inter-professional Simulation Conference

Dr. Amy Miller, assistant professor and director of entry-level DPT curriculum, and Colleen Chancler of Good Shepard Penn Partners Penn Medicine shared their collaborative work using high fidelity human simulators at the Inter-professional Simulation Conference held July 15 and 16 at Widener...

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Aug 25, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Poorman ’92M Awarded for Service to Limb Loss Community

Cindy Poorman ’92M received The Amputee Coalition’s Burgess Award, reports Healio.com, a medical news outlet. Recipients of the award, which recognizes professionals serving the limb loss community, were announced at the 2015 Amputee Coalition National Conference in July. Poorman is a...

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Aug 7, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Brady O’Mara ’97M, an Alumnus on Top of the World

This story originally ran in the Summer 2015 issue of Arcadia magazine. Brady O’Mara ’97M stared at the Alaskan wilderness from 20,320 feet, a razor-sharp wind cutting through him. He was one of four who made it to the summit of Denali, North America’s highest mountain, out of an expedition team...